On which will you spend more--food or clothes?

@Rainegurl (2158)
Philippines
October 27, 2008 9:23pm CST
I'm just wondering how many people would rather spend more on clothes that food? Me, i would rather spend more on food--healthy or not, fancy restaurant or fastfood--than on clothes. You see, i have this friend who really spends a lot on fashion. She always wear the latest trends. But when it comes to eating or dining, the less she has to spend the better. Like, it's ok for her to eat canned foods or reheat leftovers of leftovers, etc. or not eat at all! I am healthy and i have respectable clothes, i guess, but i would always choose eating right than starving myself for a pair fancy pink boots. what about you?
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• Lubbock, Texas
28 Oct 08
I have always spent more money on food than on clothes. Now that the economy is so bad and I'm retired, I definitely don't spend money on clothes. I can't imagine needing to wear the latest fashions so badly that you would neglect your health. Can you talk to your friend about this? Coming from the standpoint of age, believe me these bad eating habits will catch up with her sooner than she thinks.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
hi there! thanks for your reply. i have talked to her about this but i guess it still comes down to accepting the fact that we, my friend and i, are just different in some ways :-) i have reminded her about the health implications and i know she knows what those are. i am not giving up though. take care, friend.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I definitely spend more on food. I'm a work at home mom so I don't have to dress nice everyday for work. I like to keep my wardrobe somewhat up to date. But I don't go overboard when it comes to shopping for clothes. I am a bargain shopper when it comes to clothes. I will only by clothes that are either on clearance or a really good bargain. Now food on the other hand I spend more money on. I try to feed my family of 3 healthy foods. Healthy foods tend to be a little more expensive.
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• India
28 Oct 08
i do spend money on clothes ...but acutally i would spend more money without any regrets is on the food . the more money means more food to me..
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
i like the way you stated it, anandcraft. i have no regrets too when i spend on food! have a nice day!
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I spend more money with food over clothes.I buy myself a new blouse or pants once every 4 months or 5 months.But i do alot of dining out,going to fast food houses and eating eating eating.My parents told us that it is better to splurge on food rather that material things so im living what they taught me.By the way im just around 100pounds even though i eat a lot..
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
hi joiemarvic i love dining out too! thanks for sharing. take care!
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
FOOD! We all know that scientifically food is the ultimate source of our physical strength next to water I suppose. My budget allocation for food is 100% higher than for clothing. Although clothing is of 75 % importance but it human can survive for a month or even years without new cloths but one for a month or maybe even a week without food in stomach.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
i totally concur, roselynm! thanks and have a nice day!
@pryce_mbg (716)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I spend more with buying foods rather than clothes because i already have lots of those!lol..i love buying different kinds of foods and love tasting those that are new to me. We usually have a food trip with my friends wherein we would eat all those that we like!
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
hi pryce i am pretty adventurous with food too. i like tasting everything from sweet to spicy. food trip is fun but it has been so long since i did this with my friends who like food tripping. take care!
@sunniek (286)
• China
28 Oct 08
I want to get even on food and clothes. I like delicious food and trendy clothing. But if i have to choose one, I will choose the food. It's most important having healthy dining.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
hi sunniek you are right. thanks for responding! take care!
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I'll spend more on foods than with clothes, unless i have lots of money to be spent on both. Health is far more important that clothing, but of course we need to buy clothes every now and then, it's part of our needs.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
hi there both are basic needs, in fact, right? thanks and take care! see ya around!
• India
28 Oct 08
Since i stay away from my parents there is no one to cook.So most of my money goes on food.I shop for clothes very rarely.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
hi pinkfloyd being away from home can really be tough, especially on the budget, right? take care!
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I believe that my mom,dad and I spend a lot of food. there are only three of us in the household, but we do entertain often, we generally habve people over twice a week we throw a small party, we eat well. Food is important to us. Food is one of my luxery items in my life
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
hi, polaple. there are people who consider cars, jewelry and clothes their luxury. but like you, i will spend a lot for food. thanks and have a nice day!
• India
28 Oct 08
i will spend most on foods as it is vital for living than clothing
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
yup, that is right. thanks, radcliffe.
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I spend more on food than on clothes. Food has made me bigger which made it more difficult for me to shop for clothes. lol. Kidding aside, clothes are needs if you don't have much of them. But if you have enough I think it is extrvagance. If you have enough clothes, then maybe you should give more attention to what you should put inside your stomach first so that you can think more clearly before buying an expensive piece of cloth.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
hi, lady_cayote. i agree. it's important to have appropriate clothes too. but just enough so that you will not neglect the most basic need. food, that is. thanks, girl. take care!
@salonga (27973)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I'm spending more on foods. I don't think I should buy new clothes all the time and sacrifice the health of my family. i don't want my family to eat canned foods or leftoevers. I am very particular with how I feed my family. I make sure I feed them with the right kind of food all the time.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
hi, salonga i do not have kids yet but when i do i want to be like you. i want to feed my family with healthy food too. as much as possible i will avoid canned food. aside from not being too healthy, i do not like canned food. thanks for your response. take care!
@ilovekim (46)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I spend more on food than on clothes. I am not the type of person who follows trends or a shopaholic.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
hi there. same here. i am not a shopaholic. take care!
@lucy67 (819)
• China
28 Oct 08
i spend more on food than on clothes. i know there are some people esp. some girls who would rather spend the last penny on clothes. following the fashions in dress not only need money but also time and enery but i cannot afford any of them. but i don't mean we needn't pay attention to our clothes. wearing appropriate clothes is also necessary.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
hi, lucy67. i really agree. you do not have to spend too much on clothes but you have to wear appropriate ones. these need not be expensive right? thanks and take care!
• India
28 Oct 08
I like to eat good food and i want to spend more on food than anything else, good food gives makes me want to eat more and makes me feel good about my tasts, what i think is when ur really healthy and good looking then u would look good in a decent dress not necessarly have to be a lastest or a trendy one i do spend on expensive clothes and stuff but when it comes to food i eat the most delecious food and i dont see for the amount of money i spend on it for me the taste matters and the food matters and the clothes i wear are branded too but i dont buy them as frequently as i buy good and expensive food
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
hi there that is an excellent point. no matter how expensive your clothes are, if you do not look healthy, then you will not good in what you are wearing, right? take care and have a nice day!
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
For me, both are considered as basic necesseties/needs but it's very practical & wise to choose food than clothes...food is our life...without it are we still alive? food can make us live & love life as well...food is very important in our living...though, clothing too...but in clothing, even we just have less clothes but we could wash it & dry then we could wear it again...wherein food...once you've eaten it, that's it!
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
hi, kryshia. food indeed is very important. i cannot work, let alone think, without food. thanks and take care!
• China
28 Oct 08
I will spend more on food. I think it is difficult for me to buy clothes but a good meal.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
hi, daisychinese. first things first, i guess. and food must be first on the list. take care!
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
Me i can just eaqually spend my money for both in either food or fashion or on clothes. If i want to eat something and if i can afford it then why not.I dont think too much about saving more money for clothes or saving more for food .If it makes me happy to do it and i like to spend my money for it then i always go for it. When i see clothes and i like to buy it and if i have enough money to get it then i wouldnt have to think too much coz sometimes chances to get the dress you like only comes ones in a while...
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
hi narvz. i remember that i made a resolve several years ago. to save up only for the things i need, enough for emergency fund, and then spend the rest of my money and have a good life. one can be thrifty up to a certain point but you should not be too thrifty you neglect to enjoy life. in other words, i am afraid to die rich but was not able to enjoy life, have a fantastic vacation, or eat expensive but delicious food and have good clothes! thanks and take care!
• Singapore
28 Oct 08
hi friend, i guess im the same as you. i do spend more on food simple because i cant stand the sight of good food. In my opinion, its okay to spend more money on food because it gets into our stomach and having junk or canned food affects our health definitely. I do have respectable clothes as well but i would definitely not spend as much money on clothes than on food. happy lotting
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
hi, swarovski. LOL! i also cannot resist the temptation of good food. to be honest, i just love eating more that i like food. that is why i would rather spend more on food :-) take care, friend!